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Gettysburg Address

Testing Our Nation in the Unfinished Work

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 12.01.2014 | Religion
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

As my daughter and I cut and chopped apples and pureed pumpkin I got to pretend -- for a millisecond -- that my Currier and Ives, Norman Rockwell-esqe existence was true ... and that others get to share it, as well. But I know the truth.

The Peoples' Business Isn't Business

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Are we going to be bought? Republican President Calvin Coolidge famously said "the chief business of the American people is business." Some argue tha...

The Battle of Gettysburg Ain't Over Yet

Pat LaMarche | Posted 09.01.2014 | Black Voices
Pat LaMarche

Lincoln proclaimed, "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." That stanza could not have been farther from the truth. Even the "United States Colored Troops," as they were called, couldn't die equal.

The VA Scandal Proves We Need Four More Years of Obama

Brian Joyce | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Brian Joyce

With all due respect to Sen. McCain, I have a different take on this. I, too, am outraged by the lack of care that many of our veterans have received, but I'm not at all bewildered by it. In fact, I saw it coming for years.

Make Recitation of Pledge of Allegiance Mandatory as an Educational Tool

Steven Kurlander | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
Steven Kurlander

Making students stand up and say the pledge each morning is not a jingoistic act of American imperialism or a violation of a student's rights, as some would argue. It's simply a statement of patriotism.

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and the Arc of Time

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 02.04.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Gail Christopher

As we marked the 150th anniversary on November 19 of this powerful speech, the same struggle continues today in communities from coast to coast -- the fight for freedom and equality is far from over.

Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid's Explosive Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In fact, it was even a big week just for political anniversaries. Fifty years ago this week, an event of no little importance happened. I speak, of course, tomorrow's 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of Doctor Who by the BBC.

Reading Without Understanding -- Common Core Versus Abraham Lincoln

Alan Singer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

When Common Core ignores the context behind the Gettysburg Address, it does students, Americans, and Abraham Lincoln a great disservice.

The Gettysburg Address at 150

James Campion | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
James Campion

The Gettysburg Address was and is still the wish, the hope, and the vision of America as a concept, Jefferson's dream come alive to evolve and continue to seek what its author once mused are "our better angels".

Reflections on Gettysburg and the Anniversary of JFK's Assassination

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

The confluence of the the anniversary of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination ...

Harvard and Brown Fail Moral Leadership Exam

John Fullerton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
John Fullerton

At a time when institutions of business and government continue to fail society, two of our leading academic institutions missed the opportunity to provide essential moral leadership on the most pressing challenge ever faced in the history of human civilization.

What Can Obama Do in a Non-Magical Moment?

William Bradley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Try as one might, it's pretty much impossible to miss how badly things have turned for President Barack Obama. Not that it hasn't been building all year.

Obama Pens Letter Commemorating Gettysburg Address

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

On Tuesday, the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, President Barack Obama penned a letter commemorating the historic...

Just 23 Percent Of Americans Think Abraham Lincoln Would Be A Republican Today

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

The 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address has given rise to plenty of conjecture about how it might play in modern times. We've already speculat...

Republicans in Congress Snub the Gettysburg Address

Scott Blakeman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

On this 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, the real snub comes not, as Fox News claims, from President Obama for not attending the ceremony, but from Republicans in Congress who have made a mockery of the democratic principle Lincoln proclaimed that day.

You've Never Heard The Gettysburg Address Like THIS

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

Just in time for the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, lots of journalists have recorded themselves reading the landmark speech. We took...

Jason Linkins

Obama Not Going To Gettysburg Is This Week's Hurricane Katrina

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

Somehow, in the time it took me to leave my desk, run to the store and get lunch, President Barack Obama has gone and gotten himself into another one ...

The Gettysburg Address

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

Today it is regarded as the most famous speech in American history. Yet, in the news coverage of the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery, Lincoln's brief two-minute address was overshadowed by the two-hour speech given by Edward Everett, one of America's great orators.

JFK: Bawn in Boston

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

I remember a grey October day in Harlem in 1960, when JFK, accompanied by Jackie, and introduced by Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., spoke before a sizable black crowd, eloquently condemned racial inequality.

This Amazing Politician Was Fed Up With Rebellion. He Needed Only 10 Sentences To Make The Nation Feel The Same Way.

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

With just three paragraphs worth of notes scribbled on parchment paper, one man stood before a crowd 150 years ago on Tuesday and tested the power of ...

Gettysburg Address Event To Honor Landmark Lincoln Speech

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — In solemnity, thousands gathered at a central Pennsylvania battlefield park Tuesday to honor a speech given 150 years ago tha...

Embracing Equality on the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

Mike Quigley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Mike Quigley

It is inevitable -- and at times maddening -- that this change is messy and slow. But change does come, and that is heartening to me. As Lincoln noted at Gettysburg, there is unfinished work ahead of us.

BOTH SIDES NOW: FDR and Machiavelli on Obamacare's Stumbles

HuffPost Radio | Posted 11.18.2013 | Media
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg Matalin, Reagan and Green debate Obamacare's failed rollout and the GOP's flawless inaction. The panel also discusses how CBS turned Benghazi from a tragedy into a hoax, as well as "Harvard on the Potomac."

How Kids Brought Gettysburg Address To Illinois

AP | KERRY LESTER | Posted 11.17.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — As Tuesday's 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address nears, octogenarians' memories are one of the only links to a chil...

The Gettysburg Address and the Mission Not Accomplished

Scott Hancock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Scott Hancock

How could Abraham Lincoln really believe what he said in the first line of the Gettysburg Address? He said the United States had been conceived in liberty, knowing full well that the founding of the country sealed a million black people in slavery.